Lymphatic Drainage and Massage Specialists

 

 

Hans Lutters

Senior Massage & Lymphatic Therapist, Director

  • Diploma in Massage Therapy, NGS, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2004
  • Diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder), NGS, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2006
  • Accredited Provider for professional carded athletes, High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ)
  • Accredited Provider for professional carded athletes, New Zealand Olymic Committee (NZOC)
  • Member of Massage Association NZ (MNZ) and Australian Lymphoedema Association (ALA)
  • Member of the New Zealand Core Health Team, Common Wealth Games Glasgow 2014
  • Member of the New Zealand Core Health Team Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016
  • Member of the New Zealand Core Health Team, Common Wealth Games Gold Coast 2018
  • Member of the New Zealand Core Health Team, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020/2021
  • Teacher of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level I & Level II
  • Specialising in (sports) injury prevention and injury management, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Chronic Pain Relief

 

Isabelle Cole

Massage & Lymphatic Therapist

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Neuromuscular Therapy (Level 7) New Zealand’s College of Massage
  • Diploma of Health Science in Sports Therapy (Level 6) New Zealand College of Massage
  • Diploma in Health Science in Therapeutic Massage (Merit), NZ College of Massage
  • Certificate of Massage, New Zealand College of Massage, Auckland
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

 

Background

Isabelle graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Neuromuscular Massage in 2018. She has had experience working with professional sports teams such as Australians Wallabies, Brisbane Broncos and other NRL teams, British Lions and International Woman’s Netball teams from 2015-2019 when touring New Zealand. Isabelle joined our team when relocating from Auckland in 2020 and extended her skill set in completing the Level 1 and Level 2 Hands On MLD courses. Isabelle has a passion for improving movement, independence and overall well-being through her massage and MLD practice.

Outside of the clinic, Isabelle enjoys weight lifting, watching her partner play cricket, playing tennis and being close to the beach.

 

 

 

Josh Dowdle

Massage & Lymphatic Therapist

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (level 6, with Merit), NZ College of Massage, Christchurch 2016
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5, with Merit), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2015
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2019
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Josh graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2011 with a Diploma in Personal Training and has been working in gyms ever since. He loves helping people improve the way they move. However, wanting to develop a more hands on treatment skillset to accompany his movement background, Josh went back to study and completed a Massage Therapy Diploma in 2016. In 2019 he extended his skill set again by completing the Hands On level I and II MLD courses.

Outside of the Health and Wellness arena, Josh’s passions include cooking (and eating), travel, and raising a young family.

 

Shannon Wilson

Massage & Lymphatic Therapist

  • Diploma in Sport, London UK, 2014
  • Certificate in Gym Instructing, London UK, 2014
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (level 6, with Distinction), NZ College of Massage, Christchurch 2017
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5, with Excellence), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2016
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2018
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Fitness and gym, weight lifting

 

Wendy Carpenter

Massage & Lymphatic Therapist

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (level 6, with Excellence), ARA Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch 2021
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5, with Excellence), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2020
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2021
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

In 2021 Wendy graduated with Excellence in a diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy. Her interest in massage stems from previously being a competitive swimmer. As a consequence of intensive training, she has had various experiences with manual therapists. She found remedial massage therapy to be the most effective. A move to New Zealand allowed for a career change and facilitated her in retraining as an RMT and completing the level 1 and 2 Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) course. Out of the clinic her interests are rowing and travelling.

Zoe Coleman

Massage & Lymphatic Therapist

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (level 6, with Excellence), NZ College of Massage, Christchurch 2019
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5, with Excellence), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2018
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2020
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Zoe graduated in 2019 with Excellence in a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy. Her influence in massage comes from her passion for pole fitness and aerial arts. During her own fitness training she spent a lot of time watching how others were moving their bodies with flexibility, strength and grace. She realized that the balance of strength and movement is important or everyday functionality of normal movements, as well as the high expectations athletes have on their bodies. Due to her own past injuries and recovery she has found massage therapy is a way of finding balance for functional movement.

She also holds a Bachelor for Arts from the Canterbury University where she graduated in 2015. For this degree she majored in English with a minor in Classical Studies and Psychology. She enjoys figuring out the Psychology behind people's movements and helping them understand how to move better. In the future she would like to pursue a postgraduate study in English literature.

Other than pole fitness she enjoys reading, travelling and cats.

Katy Pheloung

Massage Therapist

  • Working towards Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy, ARA Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch 2022
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2021
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2022
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Alana Parsons

Massage Therapist

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage (level 6), ARA Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch 2021
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2020
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2022
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Jo van Rensburg

Massage Therapist

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Wales, Institute Cardiff. Graduated 1999.
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy (level 6 with Excellence), New Zealand Chines College of Medicine, December 2021
  • Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (level 5 with Excellence), New Zealand College of Massage, Christchurch 2020
  • Hands On Manual Lymphatic Drainage Course, Christchurch 2022
  • Member of Massage Association New Zealand (MNZ)

Background

Jo graduated in 2021 with Excellence in a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy. Her passion for massage stems from her love for running, having been a competitive runner for over 30 years. She currently competing in both track and cross country events at a national level in the masters grade. Personal experience has reinforced the importance of regular massage for both rehabilitation after injuries and regular maintenance in order to perform to the highest level. Jo has also coached for the last 7 years, becoming an accredited coach for Athletics New Zealand, which she continues to do for her local athletics club. Whilst she has a love for working with athletes, the benefits of receiving massage to correct muscle imbalances and relieve pain is something all people can benefit from.

Outside of the clinic Jo loves escaping to the countryside for camping weekends with her hubby, as well as regular runs including her social running group she and her husband lead every week.

Lejorben Lutters

Business Manager / Director